FreeWave Technologies Hits Stride In Unmanned Systems Arena

Company charts course for its continued expansion and leadership position in the government and defense marketplaces, logs more than 2 million flight hours in unmanned aerial vehicles

May 05, 2015, 09:03 ET from FreeWave Technologies

ATLANTA, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (AUVSI, Booth #2012) – What began as a small, start-up company in Boulder, Colorado that sold its first wireless data radios into the military space more than 15 years ago, is today a well-known and trusted market leader providing Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) links to some of the biggest and most successful system integrators around the world.

FreeWave's wireless C4 communications technology has played a significant role in helping defense contractors lighten payloads for longer unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flying time, increase intelligence surrounding soldier safety, UAS  command and control  and more. The company's lightweight and highly reliable wireless solutions operate in both the licensed and unlicensed spectrum in places where it's unsafe to send a person due to explosives or flammable liquids and gases in the combat area or for target telemetry and control on live firing ranges.

"One of the main reasons FreeWave has been so successful in the government and defense space is because our wireless technology is proven, robust and reliable beyond what our competitors promise," said Scott Allen, CMO of FreeWave Technologies. "Our technology is purpose-built based on what our customers demand. We have incorporated the most advanced security protocols in a powerful package that is compact, lightweight and trusted for its reliability over long distances and in extreme conditions."

Building Momentum Through Proven Accomplishments

FreeWave has steadily increased its presence in the government and defense world since its first radio was shipped in 2000. Some of its noted accomplishments include:

  • 2+ million hours of combat flight time without a link failure — illustrating the company's products' proven reliability
  • CSWAP (Cost, Size, Weight and Power) advantages vs. traditional DoD radio suppliers
  • The leading C4 communications provider for mid-size UAS platforms
  • Providing highly secure technology with FIPS 140-2 level 2 counter mode encryption
  • Offering Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) capability
  • Extensive experience and success in purpose-built solutions for OEMs based on need and design requirements
  • ISO 9001 certified with all products manufactured in the U.S. (Boulder, CO)

In addition, FreeWave is involved in the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) Special Committee 228 that has been tasked with evaluating and developing the minimum operational requirements for use of the allocated safety critical spectrum, particularly as related to the Control and Non-Payload Communications (CNPC) for unmanned aircrafts.

The company offers a number of preferred communications and security protocols for trusted C4 link reliability, including AES, TDMA and FIPS 140-2. TDMA, in particular, is opening exciting new avenues for UAV applications. One of the greatest advantages of leveraging TDMA networks for UAVs is the selective listening/transmitting capability. Being able to configure the individual transmission slots for each associated communication node not only helps maximize the efficient use of a shared spectrum, but it also increases the reliability factor because the data transmission between devices is guaranteed a time slot, thus eliminating the potential for interference issues.

"The UAS world is rapidly changing and FreeWave is involved in the dialogue that is helping shape the future of the industry. We are excited to work with our customers to bring new ideas and technologies to life to help meet their evolving needs as the landscape changes. Proven technologies that are secure and reliable will be a crucial part of their product portfolios to ensure greater intelligence, safety and reliability as the need for escalating M2M devices continues to explode," Scott concluded.

Products Shown At AUVSI

FreeWave will be displaying a full range of its G&D offerings, including:

  • I2-G
  • FGR-PE
  • FRG2-PE
  • 3400 SMR
  • WavePoint
  • MM2
  • Spartan Series

For more information regarding FreeWave, visit its booth (#2012) at AUVSI or its website at

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About FreeWave Technologies

FreeWave Technologies ( is the leading provider of wireless Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions that deliver reliable access to data for leading companies in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) markets. FreeWave's fast, flexible and easy-to-deploy solutions streamline connectivity over long distances to create significant operational efficiencies for oil and gas producers, government and defense contractors, agricultural equipment manufacturers, energy and smart grid networks, municipalities and more. With 20-plus years of experience in the M2M market and more than 1 million radios deployed in the field, customers repeatedly turn to FreeWave to maximize their value in connecting M2M devices to optimize real-time decision making.

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